There are many pieces of code that you probably use every day that go to great lengths to squeeze as much power as possible. Why not help these folks help us? I'm glad there is more focus on performance because we all benefit. (Hoping to see more on the CLR side.)
Rust or D seem like the best bet here
What is missing is a company like Microsoft to push it down to mainstream developers, at all costs, like it happen to all luddites.
Use a tractor.